Ortho - Hip, Ortho - Knee, Orthopedics

3 signs you may be ready for a joint replacement

If you’ve been living with joint pain due to arthritis, you may be wondering if you need a knee or hip replacement. When considering joint replacement surgery, there are a few ways you can determine if you’re ready to discuss it with your orthopedic provider. Chad E. Smith, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Norton Orthopedic Institute,…

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Spouses and partners are beneficiaries of knee and hip replacements too, study finds

You can expect to get around better with less pain after hip or knee replacement surgery, but your partner also can discover a better quality of life, according to a recent study. Your partner likely has taken on many of the duties of caregiver as your arthritic knee or hip became gradually more debilitating. The…

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Performing joint replacements with precision that restores quality of life drives Kevin Himschoot, M.D.

For orthopedic surgeon Kevin Himschoot, M.D., the best part of his job is giving people back what they’ve lost. “Whether it’s getting back to skiing or kneeling and playing with their grandkids, I have the tools and the training to help,” said Dr. Himschoot, the newest member of the team at Norton Orthopedic Institute. Dr….

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From a December hip replacement to learning to surf by summer

Lee Dulaney did her best to ignore the pain in her right hip for years. Steroid injections helped, but the pain persisted. “I’d get steroid injections, and it would feel better for a while; and then the pain would come back.” Lee said. “People would say, ‘You’re limping,’ and I’d say, ‘I know. It hurts.’”…

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More hip replacement patients can recover at home quicker with the arrival of Carl Kure, D.O.

One of the first things Carl Kure, D.O., noticed about Louisvillians is how active they are. It’s “one of the things that made us fall in love with this city,” Dr. Kure said, referring to himself and his fiancée. “I hope to help more of them enjoy that lifestyle for as long as possible.” Dr….

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Arthritis, Ortho - Hip, Ortho - Knee, Orthopedics, Sports Health

Sports medicine was always the plan for University of Louisville football’s head team physician

Chad Smith M.D.’s love of sports led him to become an orthopedic surgeon. His love for Louisville brought him to Louisville’s leading provider of orthopedic care after advanced training in sports medicine. With Norton Healthcare teaming with the Louisville Cardinals as their official health care provider, Dr. Smith is also the head team physician for…

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Norton Healthcare and LHC Group Inc. partner to provide quality home recovery programs

Everyone knows there’s no place like home. That’s especially true when recovering from illness or injury. Norton Healthcare and LHC Group Inc. announced recently the formation of a joint venture partnership – creating Norton Home Health – to enhance in-home health care services for patients in Louisville and across the region. The two organizations will…

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Hip replacement surgery helps Louisville man to cycling world championship

Photo by Mike Gladu Push, pull. Push, pull. Push, pull. With each powerful pedal, 55-year-old Curtis Tolson propelled himself closer to the finish line. He was determined to step off his bike a champion. Not just a champion. But a world champion. Push, pull. Push, pull. Push, pull. He’d competed in this race before. Four…

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What to do about arthritis hip pain and whether it’s time to seek help

Do you have stiffness, soreness or pain in your hip due to arthritis? How can you tell the difference between being a little sore after an activity or if it’s something to talk to your health care provider about? The answer depends on the pain and how you treat it. When you have pain, try…

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Top 5 joint replacement myths

Living with chronic joint pain in a knee or hip can keep you from living life the way you want to. Do you have a reason for “grinning and bearing” the pain instead of making an appointment with your doctor? Are misconceptions getting between you and the care you need? Myth: I’m too young/old to…

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Hip preservation surgery delays and can prevent replacement

Imagine you’re in a war zone, your plane has crashed and you’re severely hurt. You’re all alone, can’t walk and if the enemy finds you, you’re dead. Then, a camouflaged angel descends from the sky, picks you up and carries you out of that indescribable torture back to safety. Jeff is that guy. At age…

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Exercise may help delay hip replacement

We know exercise provides many health benefits and lowers risk for conditions like Type 2 diabetes, cancer and more. But did you know that exercise could help lower your risk for a hip replacement? Exercise is one of the best things you can do to keep your hips healthy, especially if you already have arthritis….

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